How to Make Rummy Bears and Other Drunken Gummies
Do you remember hearing last year about the kids getting drunk in class on vodka-soaked Gummi Bears? It was a real problem in some schools, especially in parts of California where bear-boozled kids were sent home.
We're not endorsing this illicit activity; kids, stay in school. But if you're of age, want to eat Gummi Bears and drink alcohol at the same time, then keep reading. Bring these to a party and you'll be everyone's hero. Read the full entry »
BraveTart: Make Your Own Butterfingers
Imagine, if you will, a cage match between Butterfinger, 5th Avenue, and Clark Bar. Who would emerge victorious to claim the crispiest, crunchiest, peanut butteriest crown? Moreover, how might we then usurp the throne for ourselves? Let us first define the rules of engagement. Read the full entry »
Have You Tried Candy Corn M&Ms?
Amazon is where candy goes to die. Are you that one person who heard of and loved Tootsie Roll Vanilla Flavored Midgees? Do you want 5 pounds of Runts for less than $10? Is your holiday not complete without Eggnog flavored gumballs in a tin? Then this is the site for you. For the right price you can find almost any defunct, out of stock, worst-idea-ever candy that ever graced the market. Read the full entry »
Highlights from the 2012 Sweets and Snacks Expo
Every May, something beautiful happens in Chicago. Candy manufacturers and distributors from across the country and around the world gather at McCormick Place for the Sweet and Snacks Expo. It's difficult to overstate the sheer scope of the show, which was the biggest one in its 16-year history. Nearly three acres, or roughly three football fields, are covered with booths from more than 550 companies, ranging from startups looking to make their very first sales to industry leaders looking to expand market share. Read the full entry »
Snapshots from Istanbul: 8 Takes on Turkish Delight
Although it's definitely a tourist magnet, the Egyptian Spice Market in Istanbul houses some wonderful sweet shops. You can find many of the common favorites, but Turkish delight, known to the locals as lokum, is the most plentiful find. Read the full entry »
We Try All Of The Flavors Of Extra Dessert Delights Gum
Have you noticed the sugar-free Dessert Delights flavors from Extra? They're a little bit like those premium yogurts which promise the same levels of delight as eating a slice of cheesecake at a fraction of the calories. It started out innocently enough, with options like mint chocolate chip and strawberry shortcake, but in recent months, the flavor engineers at Extra have added more eyebrow-raising additions to the line-up, incuding apple pie, root beer float, and rainbow sherbet. We tried them all. Read the full entry »
The Serious Eats Field Guide To Jelly Belly Identification
It's not too often that you need a formal Field Guide to tell foods apart. (A carrot and an orange may be roughly the same color, but we're betting you've never confused the two.) But Jelly Belly beans? There are only so many different shades those little guys can muster. Is there anything weirder than expecting cherry, and getting cinnamon? Looking for a tangerine and biting into cantaloupe? Read the full entry »
21 Thoughts on Candy
The staff of SE gives you their thoughts on everything from SnoCaps to Nik-L-Nips. Read the full entry »
Sweet Technique: How to Make Orangettes
Orangettes are the ultimate candy for those who love the chocolate and orange flavor combination. They are brilliant in their simplicity, made of nothing but orange peel, sugar, and the best dark chocolate you can get your hands on. They are also relatively easy to make at home, have a long shelf life, and are quite beautiful. They're the perfect project for gifting or squirreling away for a stash. Read the full entry »
Staff Picks: Our Favorite Halloween Candy
We've talked a lot about candy round these parts, in particular our least favorite Halloween candy and candy that interests us.
But we haven't exactly gotten to the good stuff. We haven't answered that age old question, "If your trick-or-treat bag could only be filled with one single candy [gasp] what would it be?" You have to play favorites sometime, and today, being Halloween, is that day. Read the full entry »